Technology and American Society: A History / Edition 1

Technology and American Society: A History / Edition 1

by Gary Cross
     
 

ISBN-10: 0138986444

ISBN-13: 9780138986445

Pub. Date: 11/23/1994

Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference

This book contains a survey of the history of technology in America from 1700 to the present, and covers the history of inventions with discussions of the social, economic, and cultural impact of technology.

Overview

This book contains a survey of the history of technology in America from 1700 to the present, and covers the history of inventions with discussions of the social, economic, and cultural impact of technology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780138986445
Publisher:
Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
Publication date:
11/23/1994
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.99(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

1. Working the Land in Preindustrial Europe and America.
2. Craftsmen in the Shop: European Traditions and American Changes in the Eighteenth Century.
3. Women and Work Before the Factory.
4. Origins of Industrialization.
5. The Birth of the Factory.
6. Iron, Steam, and Rails.
7. Machines and Their Mass-Production.
8. Machines on the Farm and in the Forest, 1800-1950.
9. Americans Confront a Mechanical World, 1800-1900.
10. The Second Industrial Revolution.
11. Technology and the Modern Corporation.
12. Technology and the First Arms Race, 1800-1918.
13. The Impact of Technology on Women's Work.
14. The New Factory.
15. Innovation, The Great Depression, and the Automobile, 1918-1940.
16. Mechanizing Sight and Sound.
17. Technology and the Origins of Mass Culture.
18. Airplanes and Atoms in Peace and War.
19. The Postwar Advance of Technology.
20. Modern Americans in a Technological World.
Afterword: Into the Future? Government Policy and Technological Innovation: Lessons from the Past.

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